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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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#1 Alexandros Angelopoulos Apostolos

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Posted 12 April 2016 - 02:22 AM

It’s not really on screen yet – it won’t be until November – but I thought it might be better suited for this section than to In Production. Here’s a glimpse into what Philippe Rousselot prepared:

 

 


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#2 Manu Delpech

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Posted 12 April 2016 - 05:10 AM

Shame to go from film to digital, but the aesthetics are close enough to the Harry Potter films. 


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Posted 12 April 2016 - 01:08 PM

The original plan was to shoot film but only weeks before start of production switched to Alexa . At least it is Panavision  anamorphic !


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Posted 12 April 2016 - 01:21 PM

 

Hopefully Joe K doesn't treat the dialogue like a novel. Flick's got potential to top anything from the original series.


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Posted 12 April 2016 - 01:31 PM

It kind of looks boring. This overused, dull rusty, faded-photo colour scheme. Yawn. Perhaps it will look better on a bigger screen.


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#6 Manu Delpech

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Posted 13 April 2016 - 02:16 PM

The original plan was to shoot film but only weeks before start of production switched to Alexa . At least it is Panavision  anamorphic !

 

Oh mannnnnnnnnnnnnn, why? Lab problem?


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#7 John Holland

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Posted 13 April 2016 - 04:31 PM

I don't know no problems with the two labs here in London plus Alpha one mobile lab.


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#8 Tyler Purcell

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Posted 13 April 2016 - 06:02 PM

It's great they're doing spin-off's of the Harry Potter world. I much prefer them, then the crappy comic book movies, which are re-hashed over and over again.

Tis a shame it's not film... but since it's probably going to be finished in 2k like most movies are today and projected with your local theaters out of calibration digital cinema projector... who really cares what it's shot with.
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#9 Macks Fiiod

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Posted 13 April 2016 - 06:53 PM

 

 

Tis a shame it's not film... but since it's probably going to be finished in 2k like most movies are today and projected with your local theaters out of calibration digital cinema projector... who really cares what it's shot with.

Wouldn't it be 4K because of the magnitude of the project? IPs this big usually get IMAX releases like the last Harry Potters.


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#10 Tyler Purcell

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Posted 13 April 2016 - 07:39 PM

Hey, star wars was distributed in 2k. Sure, there will be a special IMAX version... but the standard 2D release will most likely be 2k, just like MOST movies.
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Posted 13 April 2016 - 11:45 PM

Which is why I never understood the push for 4K digital cinema. 4k finishing is too much for even most big Hollywood movies, and as such almost everything is finished post in 2k. 2k produces a pretty good image similar to that of a film release print. I fail to see why we have this push for higher and higher projection resolutions.... Once things get too sharp, it's starts to looks less realistic for cinema. 

 

Don't even get me started on the 4k TV thing... Waste of money and resources.


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#12 Robin R Probyn

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Posted 14 April 2016 - 02:53 AM

Yes but better to start off at least 4K capture.. as you will lose about 20% resolution when debayered.. so the F65 ..6K sensor actually becomes more like a "real" 4K res.. if you shoot 2K you,ll have less than HD.. with a CMOS debayer sensor anyway.. maybe one reason everyone likes the F35..

 

Personally I agree the 4K for tv thing is about shifting TV,s off the shelves ..although camera,s that down sample off a 4K sensor to HD on the fly can have advantages .. or shooting 4K for HD you can crop,stabilize, pan,zoom the 4K frame ..


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Posted 14 April 2016 - 04:13 AM

Hey, star wars was distributed in 2k. Sure, there will be a special IMAX version... but the standard 2D release will most likely be 2k, just like MOST movies.

 

 

Isn't digital IMAX still generally 2K?


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Posted 14 April 2016 - 04:18 AM

It kind of looks boring. This overused, dull rusty, faded-photo colour scheme. Yawn. Perhaps it will look better on a bigger screen.

 

 

Phew! Glad it's not just me. The second trailer especially looked like ass.

 

Not sure it looks that compelling in general to be honest too.

Something slightly boring about it all but it might just be the trailer.

Lead actor isn't very engaging so far either.


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Posted 14 April 2016 - 08:26 AM

I believe the biggest factor could be VFX for the Alexa vs. Film choice. much easier to do the fx for digital image..easier keying, less noise/grain matching, etc


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#16 Tyler Purcell

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Posted 14 April 2016 - 10:36 AM

Isn't digital IMAX still generally 2K?


Ya know, it's a good question. My friends over at FotoKem, who produce most of the IMAX DCP's tell me MOST of them are 4k. Star Wars in IMAX was 4k, but it was 3D, so does that mean it was 2x2k streams?

I saw Jurassic World in IMAX 3D and it was absolutely 4k. Yet, Rogue Nation in 2D IMAX was absolutely 2k.

So yea, it's a good question, with unfortunately no direct answer.
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Posted 14 April 2016 - 01:36 PM

I think it's also important to denote the difference between normal IMAX, and the IMAX in your typical megaplex. Having been very impressed with the IMAX at the Indiana Museum Center and the Smithsonian IMAX (the 100' wide versions), even calling these 'fakes' (LieMax) at the multiplex an IMAX screen is a bit appalling to me. Basically, we're talking a screen that is maybe 20% bigger than the standard large cinema screen, with a forced re-arrangement of the seats to bring them closer to the screen to 'fake' it even being bigger than it is. Sure, the sound system is okay and maybe a bit of an improvement over a standard cinema auditorium, but that will probably soon change once Dolby Atmos becomes standard.

 

So the real question is: Are we talking about real IMAX or fake IMAX? If it's multiplex it's fake, and in which case 2k is probably plenty of resolution, since the screen really isn't that much bigger. Now, trying to display a 2k image on the Smithsonian's IMAX screen might pose more of a problem.

 

Last I heard LieMax still uses 2k Christie Projectors... So finishing 4k for these screens probably won't help matters any.


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Posted 14 April 2016 - 01:49 PM

As for 'Fantastic Beasts', I'm less impressed. It appears to me to be another one of Hollywood's attempts at beating a dead horse. Harry Potter was a great series of movies - indeed some of the most successful in cinema history.... However, I feel that this film exists for one goal: to continue to have Warner Bros. ride the Hogwarts Express. It could surprise me and be good, though I somehow doubt it'll possess the same magic that the Potter series did.


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Posted 14 April 2016 - 01:54 PM

Maybe but JK Rowling wrote the screenplay. That's something. David Yates who also made the best Harry Potter film (Deathly Hallows Part 2), DH Part 1, Half Blood Prince and Order Of The Phoenix is directing, it's in good hands. The cast is great too (Ezra Miller, Colin Farrell, Eddie Redmayne, etc)


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Posted 14 April 2016 - 02:08 PM

Yates was a good director, though my favorite film from the series (and my favorite all around director for the series) is Alfonso Cuaron's Prisoner of Azkaban. Yates was a very good director though, and It's a tough call between the final 2 films and the 3rd for me, in terms of overall enjoyment. Thankfully they didn't get Columbus to direct this... Ugh... 

 

I really haven't followed the new film that much, and didn't know that the movie was written by J.K. I knew she wrote a short story set in that world, but didn't really care for it that well on paper.


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